Picasso meets Muybridge meets the Futurists, meets Francis Bacon, many artists work connected immediately to the images I was making. Muybridge's exquisite panoramic landscape images were painstakingly cut and pasted slices of every square inch of his subject. Bacon rearranged and pulverized photos in his paintings which shoed multiple violent points of view. And the Futurists praised "the beauty of speed" with multiple repeating images in motion. I felt a connection to history at that moment and humbled.
The iphoto panoramic feature miraculously sweeps across the selected area seamlessly, mostly. There are glitches when you go off of the horizon. Please note that these images are all in one capture, no Photoshop, no compositing. I have only adjusted the levels and lighting in Photoshop. The results are a developing body of work provides multiple points of view as creative artifacting. By stimulating the lens with dynamic sensation and movement while at the same time taking a panoramic capture the movement and light destroy the materiality of the bodies so I believe that they simply disappear. In other instances the camera is trying to keep up recording the slices of movement where resolution is sacrificed artifacting occurs where data becomes missing.
I intend to continue to expand the results of the possibilities of the visual aberrations that occur through forced artifacting. I also find the association to "artifact" in the more traditional definition interesting when one associates the term with an object made by a skilled hand when in digital terms this is seen quite in negative ways. The unexpected and random quality of the process is what is exciting to me.